Where to Ski in Utah

Where to Ski in Utah? There are so many places to choose from, not only are we a fabulous place to live but we have a wide variety of activities year round for people to enjoy …. Like SKIING! As I sit here on this snowy Sunday my thoughts go to Ski season. While we are not quite ready, my son and daughter need new ski boots and my son wants new skies and of course my daughter wants a new outfit (yes skiing can be expensive too) I can’t wait to hit the slopes.Back in 2006 my son is almost 16 now and my daughter almost 13 wow times goes by so fast OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

First off let me start by saying I grew up in Washington State. I never skied until Senior Skip day and after that a few times in college. I truly didn’t start skiing until we moved to Utah 11 years ago. Matter of fact I think while I can get down the blue runs no problem and the black runs every so slowly I am in fact no “fun to watch” although it maybe funny….. My son will fly by and say mom you are going way tooooo sloooooooooow… I have to laugh because you know what…. it hurts to crash and I would rather go slow and make it down then crash and get hurt. I guess getting older has its benefits when it comes to some thought processes. Speaking of older this picture was taken in 2006 my kids are now almost 16 and 13! yikes!!! *

Our favorite location is Alta. We are a family of skiers. We do not snowboard and Alta is one of the few places where it is still Skiers only. It only takes us 20 minutes from the minute we sit our buns down in the car to the minute we sit on a chair lift and are on our way up the mountain. We are very lucky to live so close to our favorite winter place.

So when does the 2013-2014 season start? NOVEMBER 22nd!! is the plan weather permitting and if it keeps snowing like today, we will be up there enjoying the season by then.

For ticket information, times, pricing and all the important information you will need to know about Alta go visit their site or their youtube channel! LOVE IT.

Oh another thing! in the summer months Alta has some great hiking trails… so if you are into Hiking, I’ll write more about those later.

Enjoy! and I’ll see ya on the slopes!

*interested in living somewhere affordable and so close to world class skiing? I’d love to help!

Dance Classes offered in Murray Utah

Looking for a great place to take dance in Murray Utah? Do you live around Murray Utah and want to start dancing? Studio56 Dance is now enrolling dancers for this season. Centrally located in Murray Utah Studio56 Dance has been open for over 11 years. Its a great place for your child to take dance. To find out more please go to their website or contact the studio.

Studio56 Dance offers

HipHop
Jazz
Ballet
Lyrical
Contemporary Dance
Adult Dance Classes
Boys Club
Tumbling
Mommy and Me
Preschool Dance
Competition Teams

Looking for a preschool in Murray Utah

Are you looking for a Murray Utah Preschool check out Little Learners ? A good preschool is hard to find.  As a parent I know how hard it is to watch your child grow up and start to let them go to school.  Preschool was such an important step for my children.  Fundamental in their social, emotional and academic growth.  They were super excited as we walked up to Preschool for the first time, while I shed tears as I turned and walked away.  That was a long time ago, my kids are not 11 and 14.  Middle school and High School, time has flown by so fast……

Anyways, back to Little Learners Preschool located in Murray Utah.

 

Below is a little snippit of what Little Learners Preschool is all about! Check them out!!!   ITS NOT TOO LATE!! CALL TODAY 

(385) 202-4182

Little Learners Preschool 
@ Studio 56 Dance Center

Our primary objective is to offer preschool program that incorporates 45 minutes of structured physical activity into its daily schedule.  Our academic preschool includes our Preschool Dance and Tumbling program.  We focus on developing your child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual skills.  Our goal is to develop lifelong fitness and learning habits for your child.  Our academic curriculum is creative, exciting and challenging.  We offer individualized instruction based on a developmental level.  We value our small class sizes for valuable hands on learning (12 students MAX, with a 8 to 1 ratio).  Our instructors are well qualified, experienced and want every student to succeed! 

 

 

REGISTER NOW FOR 2012-2013!Murray Utah Preschool Little Learners

2012-2013 School Start Dates: 

September 4th for 3yr old class

September 5th for 4yr old class 

Boys Dance Classes in Murray Utah

Boys Dance Classes Murray Utah. Do you have a son, brother, cousin, nephew or neighbor that wants to learn how to dance?  If you do, we have the place for you. Come check out our awesome teacher DeVon and his amazing moves! A guest teacher will also stop by about once a month for some breakdancing!

All of this right here in Murray Utah!!!!  So if you’re looking for a boys dance class we have the place for you

For more details go to Studio56dance.com and check it out! New to Studio56dance?  Call for a free dance class for your son!

You’ll be glad you did…

Boys Dance Classes in Utah

 

GREAT deal this year on Boys Club!! Only $40/mnth!! We will have two classes Friday’s 4-5pm (5-9yrs), 5-6pm (10+). DeVon will also be bringing in a guest teacher once a month for some breakdancing! Starts in September, let’s get those boys (brothers) signed up!!

 

 

Curious about Murray?  New to the Area? Want to learn more? Click here to find out more about Murray Utah 

Why all buyers need a buyers agent representing them and their goals

What does a buyers agent do and why do I need one

What to expect when you hire me as your buyer broker.  I certainly do more than just open doors and drive

buyer broker juggling all the detailsaround.  A lot of people do not realize that as a buyers agent you are really juggling a lot of balls in the air to coordinate, negotiate and bring the deal to a close.

My fiduciary duty is to look out for the buyer.  Buyers need to realize that they are the ones who benefit from hiring a buyers agent to represent them.  The listing agent has the fiduciary duty to the seller, not the buyer.  Remember the old saying, buyer beware…… (always have an agent represent you and only you)
 

Below is a very brief overview of my major steps during a home purchase.  As we all know each and every transaction is different and no two buyers, sellers or homes have the same issues.  There is no way to put a complete list together without it looking like the action booksI used to read in about4th grade: you remember the books that you had options on all the way thru,,,, if you want to open this door go to page 53 if not continue reading… you get my point.

 

Overview of Steps Necessary in 99% of the transactions:

  • Initial interview to find out more about buyers situation
  • buyers must get a preapproval and meet with lender
  • once you have a preapproval letter we go over letter the letter and conditions
  • Review of initial buyer interview, review of what you are looking for and why you are moving.  check to see if anything has changed since meeting with the lender
  • types of homes available (HUD, short sales, foreclosures, fsbo etc)
  • types of sellers (short sales, foreclosures, HUD, FSBO, etc)
  • how fast the market is moving based on what your looking for and qualify for
  • a brief overview of the forms and what to expect paperwork wise
  • paperwork sent over email, or delivered to buyer recapping again what to expect, the process of buying a home, the do’s and don’t when it comes to buying a home these get initialed and added to my file
  • search for homes, not only on MLS but zillow, fsbo sites, local papers, nod’s: schedule appointments and research any initial red flags
  • farming for additional homes if inventory is low
  • viewing of homes
  • cma of home you want to purchase
  • sit down and explain in detail the legal documents you are signing and what they involve
  • negotiate offer

once under contract

  • order title work
  • contact lender
  • constant contact with all parties regarding deadlines and legal items
  • home inspector and due diligence items
  • attend inspection
  • meet to go over report
  • negotiate
  • keep in constant contact with lender about deadlines and issues
  • appraisal issues if any
  • walk thru
  • settlement
  • possession details

My goal is to help the buyer achieve their dream and to eliminate any unnessary stress and drama.  As a neutral party i am able to step away and look at the process thru what legally can and can not happen. Realtors are able to do this without the high level emotion of a buyer or seller may bring if they were dealing directly with one another. Selling and Purchasing Real Estate is one of the biggest /stressful investments many of us will ever do in our lifetime.  It is a legally binding agreement and a lot more complicated than the DIY networks make it seem.  Always consult a professional when selling or purchasing real estate.

 

***I’m thinking I should print this and keep it with me the next time I have someone ask me what I do for my money.

 

 

Salt Lake Parade of Homes 2012

Salt Lake Parade of Homes 2012 featuring homes from 177,000 to multi-million dollar estates.  The Salt Lake Parade of homes has teamed up again with the Make-A-Wish Foundation you will see rooms decorated to support this partnership featured in showcased homes.  This year the parade has a new feature called Parade Craze, its a smart phone app to help all attendees keep track of all the homes they have seen.  Some of the other cool additions to this years parade are:

 

*a historic home restoration

*a blogger inspired home

*a home built by the CTEC program (Canyons School District Students )

Looking for a home in Salt Lake view all homes available at SaltLakeAreaHomeSearch.com

 

Tickets can be purchased at participating                                                         

RC Willey Locations ($10)

Daybreak Glass House ($15)

Parade and Model Homes ($15)

Salt Lake Home Builders Association office ($15)

or online at www.SaltLakeParade.com  right now they are running a special for $12 tickets!

 

 

August 3-18th, 2012

Daily 12pm – 9 pm

***some models may be closed on Sundays**

www.SaltLakeParade.com

 

See ya there! 

p.s. if you are interested in buying a home whether its a new construction or not, please notify your Realtor before attending the parade.  If you don’t have a Realtor, let me know I’d love to help you out. For all the potential / soon to be sellers out there, we need your inventory.  You may be surprised to find out what your home is actually worth right now.  Call me for more details about anything real estate.

 

 

Neptune Park in Saratoga Springs, Opens Today


SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah – 30 minutes from downtown salt lake and only minutes from my listing in Eagle Mountain!  1853 Sunrise Drive.  

What an amazing structure and park.  Its called Neptune Park located at 452 W 400 North in Saratoga Springs, Utah

The park officials have been quoted as saying “We made a deliberate effort to include play equipment that would encourage unstructured play, pique children’s curiosity and imagination, and tempt adults to join kids in the fun,” says City Manager Mark Christensen. “We are very proud of the work that has gone into creating this park and see it benefiting the generations to come.”

The park officially opens TODAY at 3:30 (right after school)


Interested? Want to look for homes in this area? GIve me a call 801.580.5624


*photo compliments of Utah News

The Local Salt Lake Market Has Exploded With Buyers

The local market has exploded with buyers.  They are everywhere and they are bidding on everything.  A traditional seller who prices their home correctly will surely have multiple offers.  My buyers have been in multiple offer situations from the price range of 60,000 all the way up to $400,000.

Below are this weeks quotes:

“Forget it, there are even multiple offers on homes that need to be knocked down.  I’m done looking until more homes become available to look at.”

“ I’m taking a break.  I can’t compete, I can only offer what I can afford.  I will never beat out people who are paying cash.”

“Do I have to submit an offer before I even see the home?”

“I don’t want to see anymore short sale, foreclosure or HUD homes.”  I’m sick of the bidding process, multiple offers and being the first offer but the agent holding the offer until there is a multiple offer situation.”

“Find me a traditional seller or I won’t go see homes until you do.”

“How are there multiple offers, its a new listing today and I haven’t even finished my three s’s for the day?”

Sellers, if you have been considering selling your home or had it for sale in the past and took it off the market, now is the time to seriously reconsider.

WE NEED YOUR HOMES ON THE MARKET.


Buyers need more homes to choose from, Call me to sell your home 8015805624

buyers are running out of options, they need more good homes to choose from. If you are a seller, nows the time. Call me to get your home on the market.
8015805624

15 Benefits of Working With A Buyers Representative

  1. Locating suitable properties
  2. Previewing Properties
  3. Verifying the properties condition
  4. suggesting necessary inspections by experts
  5. Helping buyers determine what they can afford based on Lender Preapproval
  6. Verifying property taxes and utilities
  7. Verifying the value of the property
  8. Advising clients on structuring an offer
  9. Presenting the offer to the sellers representatives
  10. Negotiating favorable contract terms for the buyer
  11. Explaining Legal documents needed for closing and helping secure them
  12. Assisting in securing financing, consulting with the lender
  13. Assisting buyers and their attorney in clarifying title, zoning, building codes and access easements
  14. Referring them to qualified vendors
  15. Analyzing the future salability of the property

A Buyers Agent needs to have perserverance and great negotiating skills.

Like to know what your Salt Lake County Real Estate home would sell for?  Call 801.580.5624

Want to find a home: Free home search:  http://SaltLakeAreaHomeSearch.com

Kim Boekholder

Broker, Results Real Estate

ps. Procrastination keeps more people from ever reaching their dreams than anything else.